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Laws will take effect next week that will add benefits for first responders who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder and impose harsher penalties on people who abuse animals, along with 19 other measures signed by Gov. Rick Scott after the 2018 legislative session.

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Road construction could add time to your commute this week if you take Roosevelt Boulevard.

Jacksonville Daily Record

Regency Court Shopping Center, where a trampoline park, ax-throwing venue and haunted house are under interior construction, is in line for a skate park.

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Democrat Andrew Gillum has a slight lead over Republican Ron DeSantis in the upcoming Florida gubernatorial election while Sen. Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott are neck and neck in the Senate race, according to a new poll of likely voters from the Public Opinion Research Lab at the University of North Florida.

Businsess Brief: Berkman II Owners Hit With Lawsuit As Redevelopment Plan Unfolds

Sep 21, 2018
Jacksonville Daily Record

The companies seeking to redevelop the Berkman Plaza II property in Downtown Jacksonville are being sued by a group previously tied to the site.

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Little kids could now be in rear-facing car seats well past their second birthday if parents follow the latest safety recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Google is honoring the late Fred Rogers and his long-running PBS show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Friday with a Doodle.

St. Johns County Tops In Florida For Wealth And Affordability

Sep 21, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

St. Johns County is the wealthiest county in Florida, ranked by median income, and that gives county residents more purchasing power than anywhere else in the state.

Ryan Ketterman / Visit Jacksonville

New unemployment figures out Friday show Jacksonville’s unemployment rate is continuing to improve.

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Jacksonville resident Rodney Flippin said he’s been voting by maill, also called “absentee voting," for at least 20 years, but he doesn’t recall ever having to re-request his mail-in ballot.

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The Youth Crisis Center (YCC) and Feeding Northeast Florida are teaming up to combat  obesity in Jacksonville’s children.

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From comics and movies to the campy Batman TV series of the 1960s, the history of superheroes will be on display beginning Saturday at Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History.

Mayor's Chief Of Staff Named Interim CEO of Jacksonville's Downtown Investment Authority

Sep 20, 2018
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The Downtown Investment Authority board turned Wednesday to Mayor Lenny Curry’s chief of staff Brian Hughes to serve as interim CEO for the Downtown Investment Authority.

DIA Approves Many Millions For Jacksonville Redevelopment Projects

Sep 20, 2018
BARRINGTON DEVELOPMENT

The Downtown Investment Authority reviewed $56 million in city-backed financial incentives, loans and grants at its monthly meeting Wednesday.

(Jason Vorhees/The Macon Telegraph via AP, 2017 file photo

Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts is in "critical but stable" condition after falling and hitting his head while he was playing with his dog in Sarasota Monday night.

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